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Liberal Nationals call for JobKeeper payments to be exempt under WorkCover

Tuesday 28 April 2020 The Liberal Nationals want Victoria to follow South Australia’s lead and exempt JobKeeper payments as remuneration when calculating WorkCover premiums. To support South Australian businesses to maintain jobs and survive the COVID-19 crisis, ReturnToWorkSA...
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Liberal Nationals call for long service leave flexibility during COVID-19

Friday 24 April 2020 The Liberal Nationals are calling on the State Government to make long service leave more flexible during COVID-19. While the Morrison Government’s JobKeeper payments will save millions of jobs, many businesses need more flexibility with rostering and leave...
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State Government leaves cries for help unanswered

Sunday 12 April 2020 Documents released under Freedom of Information (FOI) reveal that over 5,000 calls to Child Protection went unanswered in the second half of last year. These documents show that in particular Child Protection calls to the South Division are being left with...
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WorkCover premium relief needed for distressed businesses

Thursday 9 April 2020 With Victorian businesses in financial distress or going into hibernation due to COVID-19, the cost of WorkCover premiums is another pressure they could do without. Employers are required to bear the cost of workers’ compensation insurance, even if normal...
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Statement on industrial relations during COVID-19 crisis

Monday 30 March 2020 Reports are emerging that some Victorian businesses are being threatened with legal action by union officials during the current COVID-19 pandemic. While there is significant goodwill being shown between industry and unions leaders, it appears not to be...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Information You Need to Know

Monday 23 March 2020 In our local communities, we are seeing social and economic changes in our streets and upon our neighbours, in a way that has not been witnessed since wartime. As you would be aware information is changing rapidly, so advice will be updated as changes occur....
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Advocacy for Knox Gardens Primary School

Thursday 5 March 2020 Mr WAKELING – I would like to raise a matter of importance with the Minister for Education, and the action I am seeking is for the minister to provide Knox Gardens Primary School with an additional portable classroom. School council president Mr James...
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What is the cost of Labor’s failure to act sooner?

Friday 28 February 2020 Reports today of an in-principle agreement on pay and conditions between Yarra Trams and the transport union is cold comfort for commuters who’ve endured six months of tram strikes. By claiming this in-principle agreement as a “win”, Labor’s Public...
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Statement on Melissa “not my job” Horne’s intervention

Tuesday 25 February 2020 Commuters have had to put up with 10 tram strikes in the last six months because Labor Public Transport Minister Melissa “not my job” Horne has been hiding under her desk. Less than two weeks ago, Horne protested that it was not her job to intervene to...
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Victorian Labor is the Guilty Party on wage theft

Wednesday 19 February 2020 Reports today that even more public servants have not been paid their overtime or other entitlements shows that Labor’s hypocrisy on wage theft knows no bounds.  During Parliament’s Question Time today, Labor’s Minister for Industrial Relations, Tim...
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